coincidental

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adjective co·in·ci·den·tal \(ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl\

Definition of coincidental

  1. 1 :  resulting from a coincidence a coincidental resemblance

  2. 2 :  occurring or existing at the same time coincidental deaths

Examples of coincidental in a sentence

  1. The fact that he and his boss went to the same college was purely coincidental.

  2. the nearly coincidental deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa

Origin and Etymology of coincidental

coincident + 1-al


First Known Use: circa 1800


COINCIDENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

coincidental

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adjective co·in·ci·den·tal \(ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl\

Definition of coincidental for English Language Learners

  • : happening because of a coincidence : not planned



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